if you grew up watching Saved by the Bell like we did, chances are, Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle, and Jessie Spano were your personal style icons. With all things ’80s and ’90s experiencing a revival in the fashion world, we caught up with Tiffani Thiessen to find out which of Kelly’s iconic looks she’d revisit in 2014. As it turns out, the star still has a penchant for her bold-colored ensembles.
“In that role, I wore a lot of colorful jean skirts,” she tells InStyle.com exclusively. “I loved those, and could pair them now with a button-down or T-shirt.” While Kelly’s many neon ensembles will forever hold a special place in our hearts, Thiessen confesses that her character Billie Chambers from the 2002-2003 series Fastlane is closer to her real-life sartorial choices. “I felt the most strong in that role, and loved how it translated to my look. I think about going back to that look often,” she adds.
While you can still catch Kelly Kapowski during the morning reruns of Saved by the Bell, Thiessen is taking on another role by teaming up with the Cosmetic Executive Women group and QVC to take part in their Beauty with Benefits event. This is the second time CEW and QVC have partnered for a cause, and 80 percent of every purchase made during the live broadcast will benefit theCancer and Careers organization, which works to empower survivors in the workplace by providing career coaching, support groups, expert advice, and more.
Thiessen, who is the Beauty with Benefits celebrity spokesperson, will be appearing in a PSA during the two-hour broadcast. “Cancer hit close to home with me. I have had friends and family affected by cancer, so I was honored to be part of this amazing cause,” she says. “Feeling beautiful on the inside radiates on the outside. Two important women in my life taught me that—my grandmother and my mother.”
Tune in to QVC on Thursday April 17th at 8 p.m. ET to catch Thiessen’s PSA, and to shop for a cause.
Hallmark Channel is proud to announce a collaboration with Hallmark Cards, Inc., to create the Hallmark Channel Original Holiday Movie, ‘NORTHPOLE.’ In the past, Hallmark Channel has partnered with its parent company to bring to life Hallmark’s interactive storybook character, Jingle, in the original animated half-hour special “Jingle All The Way” . The hugely successful and award-winning animated special spawned Hallmark Channel’s sequel “Jingle And Bell’s Christmas Star” . Now, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Cards will produce a full-length two-hour Hallmark Channel Original Movie for Christmas, ‘NORTHPOLE.’ Casting of the film is TBD. ‘NORTHPOLE’ tells the charming tale about a reporter who, with the help of her son and his teacher, recaptures the joy of the holiday season and in the process saves Christmas. ‘NORTHPOLE’ will premiere in 2014 during the network’s beloved “Countdown To Christmas” programming initiative. Hallmark Channel is the #1 television destination for holiday enthusiasts.
“Hallmark Channel is excited to work with a very talented team to produce the full-length, two-hour original holiday movie, ‘NORTHPOLE,’” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. “Hallmark Channel is the #1 destination on television for holiday programming and we know ‘NORTHPOLE’ will become that instant classic that our audience will want to see every year,” Vicary concluded.
‘NORTHPOLE’ is a Muse Entertainment production. Executive Producer is Joel S. Rice. Writers are Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer.
Tiffani Thiessen stars in public service announcement for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” to benefit Cancer and Careers. Tune in April 17 at 8 PM (ET) to shop the show for a good cause. (IWANTPOP.COM/QVC, Inc.)
WEST CHESTER, Pa., March 26, 2014 /IWANTPOP.COM/ – As an actress, Tiffani Thiessen knows a thing or two about the benefits of makeup. This time, however, the talented star is in front of the camera for a different reason. By appearing in both print and television public service announcements for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits,” she will help to prove that a little makeup can make a big difference.
The two-hour live charitable broadcast is scheduled to air on QVC Thursday, April 17 at 8 PM (ET). During the event, viewers will be able to shop a selection of products from 19 prestige beauty brands including bareMinerals, Fresh, philosophy and more. Items from additional participating brands will also be available online.
For this initiative, 80 percent of the purchase price* of donated merchandise will benefit Cancer and Careers, a charitable program established by the Cosmetic Executive Women foundation. Cancer and Careers empowers, educates and provides essential tools to people with cancer so that they can thrive in the workplace.
“Beauty with Benefits embodies QVC’s commitment to supporting the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships,” said Claire Watts, CEO, QVC U.S. “We’re excited to bring the beauty industry together again for this charitable effort and to have Tiffani as our spokesperson to build greater awareness for Cancer and Careers.”
The event will focus on the philanthropic efforts of the beauty industry while providing viewers a special opportunity to support a great cause through a multiplatform shopping experience. QVC’s broad reach and CEW’s prominence in the beauty industry help unite great brands in this effort. In 2013, “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” generated more than $984,000 to benefit Cancer and Careers.
“Cancer in the workplace is so prevalent yet it’s an issue that rarely gets discussed,” said Thiessen. “I am excited to work with QVC and CEW to support such a worthy cause. I love that I get to use a fun thing like makeup to shed light on such a powerful message.”
“We are so pleased to have Tiffani support Beauty with Benefits,” said Carlotta Jacobson, president of Cosmetic Executive Women. “We are confident that her positive energy will inspire people to get involved.”
For additional information on “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” visit http://qvc.co/-Beauty-With-Benefits.
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA, LINTB), is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 300 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 27-year history and the company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
About Cosmetic Executive Women
Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW) is a nonprofit professional organization with over 5,000 female and male executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance, and related industries. For more information, log on to www.cew.org. The CEW Foundation is the philanthropic arm of CEW, Inc., which runs Cancer and Careers, a groundbreaking initiative dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. For more information, see www.CancerandCareers.org.
USA GREENLIGHTS TWO NEW DRAMA SERIES AND RENEWS ‘WHITE COLLAR’ AS IT CONTINUES TO EXPAND ITS POWERFUL SLATE OF ORIGINALS
Series Pick-Up Comes for RUSH from FOX21 and Producer Matt Nix Returns to USA with COMPLICATIONS from Fox Television Studios
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – March 21, 2014 — USA Network announced today that it has picked up FOX 21’s RUSH, written and produced by Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies”) and Fox Television Studios’ COMPLICATIONS, from creator and executive producer Matt Nix (BURN NOTICE) to series. Both of the dramas are slated for 10-episode runs, including the pilots. The network also announced that it has renewed fan-favorite WHITE COLLAR for a sixth season. The series, from creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin (GRACELAND), has been picked up for six new episodes.
The announcement comes on the heels of two recent drama pick-ups for the network. This summer, USA will launch the Untitled Sean Jablonksi series starring Matt Passmore (“The Glades”). In late 2014, the network will also premiere the event series “Dig,” starring Jason Isaacs (“Awake”) and Anne Heche (“Save Me”), from creators Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and Gideon Raff (“Homeland”).
“We are excited to usher in the next generation of USA dramas, alongside our signature returning originals that continue to attract a large and loyal fan base,” said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network. “This year USA will be showcasing more hours of original programming than ever before, including an unprecedented 6 new series and 6 returning shows.”
RUSH (working title), stars Tom Ellis (“Miranda and Gates”) and is from writer/director Levine (“Warm Bodies,” “The Wackness”) along with Fox 21 and Little Engine’s Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo (“The Gates,” “Missing”). It is a fast paced Hollywood drama centered around Dr. William Rush (Ellis). Rush is not your average on-call doctor, he’s highly discreet no matter what the ailment, as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium, and the doctor can party with the best of them. He has no desire to change his life or how he lives it, until an old flame and his conscience begin to stir things up.
After wrapping seven seasons of the hit series BURN NOTICE for USA, Nix brings a high-octane drama to the network with the gritty medical series COMPLICATIONS (working title). The project centers around John Ellis, played by Jason O’Mara (“Vegas,” “Terra Nova”), a disillusioned suburban ER doctor who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. When Ellis learns the boy is still marked for death, he finds himself compelled to save him at any cost, and discovers that his own life – and his outlook on medicine – may never be the same.
WHITE COLLAR ended its fifth season with a spectacular cliffhanger that left fans speculating on the fate of their beloved con artist. The series, which generates an average of four million viewers each season, stars Matt Bomer (“Magic Mike”), Tim DeKay (“Tell Me You Love Me”), Tiffani Thiessen (“What About Brian”), Willie Garson (“Sex and the City”), Sharif Atkins (“ER”) and Marsha Thomason (“Lost”). The series centers on the unlikely partnership between charming con artist Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and straightforward FBI agent Peter Burke (DeKay), who partner to catch other elusive white collar criminals. Created and executive produced by Jeff Eastin, the series comes from Fox Television Studios. Nick Thiel and Jeff King also serve as executive producers.
Actress Tiffani Thiessen likes to throw intimate dinner parties at her house for her celebrity friends. She let us film one of them which we’ll air on March 23 at 8pm ET. We call it call Dinner at Tiffani’s. Tune in for Tiffani’s favorite home-cooked dishes (Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, for example), delicious drinks (Blackberry Cocktail, for another) and entertaining stories from Tiffani’s guests Nathan Fillion (Castle), Willie Garson (Sex and the City) and Lindsay Price (90210).
We caught up with Tiffani to ask her about her hosting style, her favorite restaurants and more.
Cooking Channel: How would you describe your hosting style?
Tiffani Thiessen: Relaxed, warm, inviting and fun with a big side of silly.
CC: What’s your top secret to hosting a successful dinner party?
TT: Making your guests feel at home. Alcohol really does help, too!
CC: What’s your signature dish?
TT: Wow, I’m not sure if I have one. My husband would say his favorite dish is my roasted chicken or anything Mexican. My daughter would say my mac and cheese or chicken and waffles.
CC: What’s your favorite guilty pleasure food?
TT: Cheese, cheese and, oh yes … cheese!!!!!!
CC: What’s the best place to eat in Beverly Hills?
TT: If you’re adventurous I would say Picca. I am also still dying to try Maude. You’d think that by knowing the chef and his wife I could get reservations? LOL.
CC: Which food person do you most admire?
TT: Wow, I admire so many. It’s hard to pick one so I will pick three … wait four. Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Dan Kluger and my dear friend Maili Halme.